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A dictionary of the underworld

Eric Partridge

A dictionary of the underworld

British & American ; being vocabularies of crooks ,criminals, racketeers, beggars and tramps, convicts, the commerical underworld, the drug traffic, the white slave trade, spivs. --

by Eric Partridge

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Published by Bonanza Books in New York, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cant,
  • Dictionaries,
  • English language,
  • Slang,
  • Dicionaries

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE3726 P3 1961
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 817 p.
    Number of Pages817
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26547670M

    underworld Greek and Roman myth the regions below the earth's surface regarded as the abode of the dead; Hades Underworld (pop culture) Underworld, a film pitting vampires against werewolves, introduced an original epic story concerning the origin and history of vampires and their relation to werewolves and humanity in general. The story begins at. Underworld definition is - the place of departed souls: hades. How to use underworld in a sentence.

    A dictionary of the underworld, British and American. Being the vocabularies of crooks, criminals, racketeers, beggars and tramps, convicts, the commercial underworld, the drug traffic, the white slave traffic, spivs. London: Theodore Brun, Ltd., []. First edition limited to numbered copies (this is copy ), small 4to, pp. xv, [1. What does underworld mean? underworld is defined by the lexicographers at Oxford Dictionaries as The world of criminals or of organized crime., The mythical abode of .

    The Social Order of the Underworld How Prison Gangs Govern the American Penal System David Skarbek. The first major work to discuss the evolution of governance institutions in the prison setting over time; Offers the controversial theory that gangs form to promote order among inmates. Dictionary - Dictionary - Kinds of dictionaries: Although one may speak of a “general-purpose” dictionary, it must be realized that every dictionary is compiled with a particular set of users in mind. In turn, the public has come to expect certain conventional features (see below Features and problems), and a publisher departs from the conventions at his peril.


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First published in (this edition in ), this book is a dictionary of the past, exploring the language of the criminal and near-criminal worlds. It includes entries from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa, as well as from Britain and America and offers a Cited by: 4.

First published in (this edition in ), this book is a dictionary of the past, exploring the language of the criminal and near-criminal worlds. It includes entries from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa, as well as from Britain and America and offers a fascinating and unique study of language.

A dictionary of the underworld A dictionary of the underworld British & American, being the vocabularies of crooks, criminals, racketeers, beggars and tramps, convicts, the commercial underworld, the drug traffic, the white slave traffic, spivs.

3rd ed., much by: 4. The Wordsworth Dictionary of the Underworld (Wordsworth Reference) This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering.

The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. About this Item: Oxford University Press, Melbourne,x cms, pp, very good+ hardcover & dustwrapper (owner's signature) This book offers a comprehensive account of criminal and prison slang in Australia ().

It traces the words' meanings, their. A dictionary of the underworld British & American ; being vocabularies of crooks,criminals, racketeers, beggars and tramps, convicts, the commerical underworld, the drug traffic, the Pages:   Thoroughly engrossing, A Dictionary of the Underworld offers definitions for such obscure terms and phrases as "witch-hazel man" (heroin addict), "eason" (to tell) and "budge a beak" (run away).

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Buy A Dictionary of the Underworld - eBook at Originally published: New York: The Macmillan Company, xv, pp. Reprint of the second edition. Thoroughly engrossing, A Dictionary of the Underworld offers definitions for such obscure terms and phrases as "witch-hazel man" (heroin addict), "eason" (to tell) and "budge a beak" (run away).

"Once in about every generation a book is published which dominates its field/5(1). This is a collection of stories about loss and longing. A beautiful Indian princess uses her wit to rescue her husband from Death.

A musician follows his dead wife down into the Land of the Dead and pays for her release by playing on his lyre.

Even Gods die -- when the God Balder is killed, his mother also tries to buy his release with music -- the music of grief-stricken sobbing and wailing. Passing English of the Victorian era, a dictionary of heterodox English, slang and phrase is complied and written by James Redding Ware, the pseudonym of Andrew Forrester the British writer who created one of the first female detectives in literary history in his book The Female Detective ().

In this posthumously published volume Forrester turns his attention to the world of Victorian. A dictionary of the underworld / [by] Eric Partridge Routledge and Kegan Paul London Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further.

[German version] I. Mesopotamia. Myths, Epics, Prayers and Rituals of the 2nd and 1st millennia BC, in the Sumerian and Akkadian languages, describe the location and nature of the Underworld, along with the circumstances under which its inhabitants live.

This domain, located beneath the surface of the earth and surrounded by the primeval ocean called Apsȗ, is known in Akkadian as erṣetu. Buy A Dictionary of Victorian Slang, Cant, and Vulgar Words: From the Underworld and Elsewhere by Hotten, John Camden, Lütz, Florian (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(3). Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue. A dictionary of the slang of the British underworld produced in This was based on an earlier book by Francis Grose, which I have not found on-line.

Francis Grose in turn may have used the dictionary of Theiving Slang which I have transcribed myself. Entries in the online edition of the dictionary. Underworld definition, the criminal element of human society. See more.Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books.

My library.singular noun The underworld in a city is the organized crime there and the people who are involved in underworld of gangs, drugs and violence Some claim that .